So long story short, I've been unemployed near 3 years now... was employed full time for only ONE years since graduating college five and a half years ago. Several times already... I get my time wasted by interviewers that go OK until they read the detail... "Oh you haven't worked in how long..?" Doesn't matter that I wasn't fired and even offered to be re-hired... doesn't matter that the economy still isn't in a great place... Nope. Interview goes south quickly from there. Then there's folks that somehow expect 5-10 years experience in X, Y, or Z when I only graduated 5 years ago and have ONE year of established work. DO THEY BOTHER TO READ THE RESUME AT ALL BEFOREHAND!?!? And the coup de grace today... Got this curious take on an interview... Nothing specific to a job... just direct client or co-worker interactions. My one relevant full time job, was more of a research and testing gig. What would be relevant was my NINE years tutoring Math... get all sorts of folks there. Tried to talk of those experiences, which are wholly relevant and... nope. "That experience is too dated."